Purdue University

School of Veterinary Medicine

Comparative Pathobiology


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Welcome to the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. Comparative Pathobiology is the study of disease phenomena basic to all species including humans, at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem level. Our faculty, staff and students are involved in research and learning in a variety of areas including pathology, infectious diseases and vaccines, cancer biology, nanomedicine, toxicology, disease surveillance and human-animal interactions. The goal of the research is to discover and test new technologies for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in animals and people. The Department offers a rigorous yet flexible graduate program in a stimulating learning environment through formal courses, seminars, journal clubs and one-on-one interactions with productive and highly motivated scientists. Collaborations with faculty in other departments and institutes at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine create excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology also engages in diagnostic and outreach activities that serve the welfare of animals, people and the environment in the State of Indiana and beyond.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 775 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 18586 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 43414 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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